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Oberlin College loses $11 million lawsuit

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  1. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member
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    Oberlin College in Ohio was sued by a family business called Gibson's Bakery that had been in business over 150 years. Gibson Bakery was awarded $11 million dollars by the jury.

    A male and 2 females shoplifted a bottle of wine. Confronted by one of the Gibson's, the shoplifters beat the owner. When police arrived college students tried to stop the police from rescuing the owner from the severe beating.

    When the bakery pressed charges for theft and assault, Oberlin College started a massive campaign of calling the bakery racist and encouraging students to shut down the business with demonstrations.

    So the bakery sued and won with more to come in punitive damages. Meanwhile Oberlin College publicly criticized the jury just to show that the college administration is stupid in case anyone still doubted.
     
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    Sounds like this could be a bit of a conundrum.

    “The verdict comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of free speech on college campuses. In March, President Trump signed an executive order that directed officials to link some federal funding to how well colleges and universities promote free speech.

    Higher education institutions will likely have to balance that executive order and the verdict against Oberlin, Lynn Pasquerella, the president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, said.”

    Jury Finds Oberlin College Libeled a Bakery and Awards $11 Million in Damages
     
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    I am having a difficult time understanding why Oberlin College called a bakery that was a family business since 1859 a racist bakery because they filed charges against three people for shoplifting and assault. Do you have an explanation?
     
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    I have no idea why the college would involve itself in the protests. They should keep hands off student protests conducted off site of the campus.
     
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    I just think it was just too tempting not to bait the bakery employees over "racial profiling" for that one idiot of a dean. She organized the protests, distributed fliers and slandered the bakery, even though the black perpetrators said it wasn't racial profiling at all. White SJWs are the worst.

    Meredith Raimondo | Oberlin College and Conservatory
     
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    Free Speech has never included liable nor slander.
     
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    just-want-peace Well-Known Member
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    This looks like the first(?) actual episode that slaps the face of the leftist PC crap with something they "MAY" understand -- $$$$$ !!!
    Hope this just adds fuel to the suits upcoming of the student $ the MSM.
     
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